The Path of Powerful Kindness, by Barbara Vercruysse

Global Kindness Advocate, Bestselling Author, Mentor, Thought Leader and Public Speaker, Barbara Vercruysse says of her bestselling book "The Path of Powerful Kindness started many, many years ago."

"As a seven-year-old, some nights, as I was looking at the stars, I would ask myself, how did I end up in this plane, on this planet? I had been told since I can remember that I was too kind for this world. And this was something that I could simply not understand. What did that mean: you’re too kind? Did that mean that I had to be less kind?"


The Path of Powerful KindnessIn The Path of Powerful Kindness, Barbara takes you on a quest on how Humanity ended up forgetting its Heart and shifted the essence of existence in the past centuries to a purely materialistic and individualistic experience leaving us humans exhausted, depressed and empty.

She offers insights on how we can restore the balance in reconnecting Power with Kindness and she provides us a pragmatic approach to becoming an agent of transformation on a micro and macro level through advocating Powerful Kindness.

In a world ruled by Greed, Arrogance and Fear, we are craving for leaders with great wisdom who can empower us through kindness and through helping reconnect us with our inner light and sense of union. This book helps us to become those changemakers and leaders.

Barbara explains how true success lies in awareness and the understanding that nothing is permanent and that bowing before life instead of boasting about successes brings real success and humility. She teaches some profound lessons on how challenges can be a catalyst for inner transformation and inspire us to fully integrate kindness and compassion in our lives.

In the second part of the book, she beautifully illustrates how kindness based choices can lead to the healing that our planet and humanity needs.

More About Barbara

Barbara Vercruysse, AuthorBarbara Vercruysse is a Global Kindness Advocate, Bestselling Author, Mentor, Thought Leader and Public Speaker. She is Founder of  the ‘BV Empowerment & Kindness Institute’ where her mission is to offer individuals and organizations tools and insights to lead with kindness and compassion.

One of her clients is a group of BMW dealers where she operates as a Quality Lead, Customer Experience responsible and HR Soft Skills responsible, she is responsible for screening all business processes and guiding people to perform optimally in their job. She has also been part of the management team there for several years. Since her collaboration, not only have all sales and quality objectives been achieved annually in these BMW dealerships, but the retention rate has also risen dramatically.

She was published in the Huffington Post and Thrive Global.  She reaches millions of people with her weekly Inspirational Talks on different social platforms.

n 2021 Barbara was invited to give the opening speech for Girl Up Jabalpur – a United Nations Foundation talking about Leading with Powerful Kindness. She has given talks on the same topic for the Soft Skill Community of Microsoft (+1,600 managers), at the Kindness@Work Conference and talked about The Path of Powerful Kindness at Harvard University (the Graduate School of Education) in the Summer of 2022 and gave a Keynote Speech at the World Young Scientist Summit in Brussels in October 2023.

She has been selected #1 Top 50 Global Thought Leaders on Mental Health by Thinkers360. Thinkers360 is the world’s first, largest and premier league for thought leaders - including academics, advisors, analysts, authors, consultants, entrepreneurs, executives, influencers and speakers.

She is the President of Professional Women International, a Brussels based membership association, part of the PWN Global network, with the aim to help women grow and succeed professionally and to accelerate the move to more gender balanced leadership in business and society. The values that guide PWI are those of respect, courage, collaboration, excellence, and inclusiveness.

Happily married for 25 years, mum of 3 wonderful young adults, she strongly believes in leading by example after having survived a stage four cancer at the age of 32.

Her passions are reading, painting, enjoying arts, traveling, serving humanity, profound conversations, connecting from human to human. Being passionate about books, every year, one of her goals is to read at least 50 books.

Author: Barbara Vercruysse, President, PWI Brussels
Copy edited by: Rebecca Fountain, Marketing Consultant, PWN Global 
Date: April 2024



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